Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones threw a football 74 yards during a halftime skills competition at the Buckeyes' spring game on Saturday.
Jones, who will be a junior in the fall, competed against fellow quarterback J.T. Barrett and former OSU quarterback Troy Smith. Smith threw his ball 67 yards, while Barrett's toss went 60 yards.
Jones quickly rose to prominence last season, which he began as Ohio State's third-string quarterback before injuries to Braxton Miller and Barrett forced him into starting the Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin. Jones threw three touchdowns and Ohio State won 59–0 before two more wins over Alabama and Oregon led the Buckeyes to the inaugural College Football Playoff championship.
After heavy speculation he might jump to the NFL, Jones told SI.com in January that he would return to school next season.
Ohio State announced Saturday's spring game set a national attendance record of 99,391.
- Mike Fiammetta